Hoses and adhesives

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Sun Sep 21 13:25:15 EDT 2003

> From: "Alan Cordeiro" <alancordeiro at comcast.net>
> For all out there on this very subject, an important warning.
> About 15 months ago, I sprung a radiator leak, and realizing it was futile
> to fix the 11 year old, put in a new radiator (OEM plastic). While I had
> the PS pump out, I did the long overdue rebuild, and for good measure
> decided to replace a few original hoses as well.
> The turbo coolant line hose is a 3/8" hose, and I was lucky to find a
> section
> in my "odds and ends" parts bin.
> Last week, I sprung a coolant leak, made it home by filling (plain water)
> twice
> along the way, and not putting the cap on to reduce the pressure buildup.
> I discovered the turbo coolant hose had torn. Taking it to the FLAPS,
> I asked the counter guy for a coolant hose in the same size as my sample.
> He came back and asked me to clarify if I wanted and emissions hose
> or a coolant hose. I told him "NO!! "COOLANT". His reply was that the hose
> he had been given by me was an emissions hose.
> Moral of story:: Don't use an emissions hose by mistake on a coolant line
> Alan
No big worry IMO Alan.

Any hose suitable for oil should have no problem with ethylene glycol, and
visa versa.  Especially at the low pressures involved here.


More information about the 200q20v mailing list